Download NCERT Solutions for class 9 English
Chapter 9 The Bond of Love
(Link of Pdf File is given below at the end of the Questions list)
In this pdf file you can see answers of following Qustions
Given in the box are some headings. Find the relevant paragraphs in the text to
match the headings.
Answer the following questions.
1. “I got him for her by accident.”
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Who do ‘him’ and ‘her’ refer to?
(iii) What is the incident referred to here?
2. “He stood on his head in delight.”
(i) Who does ‘he’ refer to?
(ii) Why was he delighted?
3. “We all missed him greatly: but in a sense we were relieved.”
(i) Who does ‘we all’ stand for?
(ii) Who did they miss?
(iii) Why did they nevertheless feel relieved?
Answer the following questions in 30 to 40 words each.
1. On two occasions Bruno ate/drank something that should not be eaten /drunkWhat happened to him on these occasions?
2. Was Bruno a loving and playful pet? Why, then, did he have to be sent away?
3. How was the problem of what to do with Bruno finally solved?
1. The Narrative present
Notice the incomplete sentences in the following paragraphs. Here the writer is using
incomplete sentences in the narration to make the incident more dramatic or
immediate. Can you rewrite the paragraph in complete sentences?
(You can begin: The vet and I made a dash back to the car. Bruno was still
(i) A dash back to car. Bruno still floundering about on his stumps, but clearly
weakening rapidly; some vomiting, heavy breathing, with heaving flanks and gaping
Hold him everybody! In goes the hypodermic − Bruno squeals − 10 c.c. of the
antidote enters his system without a drop being wasted. Then minutes later:
condition unchanged! Another 10 c.c. injected! Ten minutes later: breathing less
stertorous − Bruno can move his arms and legs a little although he can not stand
yet. Thirty minutes later: Bruno gets up and has a great feed! He looks at us
disdainfully, as much as to say, ‘What’s barium carbonate to a big black bear like
me?’ Bruno is still eating.
Find the adverbs in the passage below. (You’ve read about adverbs in Unit 1.)
We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth bear came out
panting in the hot sun. Now I will not shoot a sloth-bear wantonly but, unfortunately
for the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that way about it, and
promptly shot the bear on the spot.
(i) Complete the following sentences, using a suitable adverb ending in −ly.
(a) Rana does her homework _______________.
(b) It rains ___________ in Mumbai in June.
(c) He does his work _____________.
(d) The dog serves his master _____________.
(ii) Choose the most suitable adverbs or adverbial phrases and complete the
(a) We should ____________get down from a moving train. (never, sometimes,
(b) I was ___________ in need of support after my poor performance. (badly,
(c) Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her ______________.
(suddenly, seriously, immediately)
3. Take down the following scrambled version of a story, that you teacher will dictate
to you, with appropriate punctuation marks. Then, read the scrambled story carefully
and try to rewrite it rearranging the incidents.
A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, “When did you get the corn?
I am dying of hunger.” She wanted to dry them. It was a cold winter’s day, and an
ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn
“I was singing all day,” answered the grasshopper.
“If you sang all summer,” said the ant, “you can dance all winter.”
“What were you doing?” asked the ant again.
The grasshopper replied, “ I was too busy.”